St. Louis police have cited nine protesters for alleged trespassing in connection with a June Black Lives Matter march during which a St. Louis couple brandished guns to defend their property.
During the June 28 incident, about 300 protesters entered a private, gated street.
As the demonstrators marched outside the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple came out to tell the protesters to back off.
Mark McCloskey, 63, carried an AR-15 rifle, while Patricia McCloskey, 61, held a handgun. No shots were fired.
— Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020
Sr. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, has charged both McCloskeys with felony unlawful use of a weapon. Protesters feared “being injured due to Patricia McCloskey’s finger being on the trigger, coupled